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Examining the causes and effects of urbanisation in Kenya

Key questions

  1. How do the lives of people living in urban areas (cities and towns) differ from the lives of people living in rural areas (the countryside)?  
  2. Why might people move from rural areas to urban areas?
  3. What are short- and long-term consequences of urbanisation (on rural areas as well as on towns and cities)?

Where this fits

This enquiry requires pupils to think about many of the key issues surrounding urbanisation.  It touches on a number of areas within population studies, including employment, migration, population density and distribution and population growth, as well as urbanisation.  

Tags: population & settlement; employment; migration; population density and distribution; urbanisation

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